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Sivga Phoenix - Highs are painful to listen to

Hey All,

New here, I recently purchased the Sivga Phoenix open backs, and notice on higher volumes the highs are painful as @#$^ to listen to (they have a 'tssss' sound in vocals and symbals). I received them 5 days ago, and have listed to them off and on with my usual play list, and it's gotten slightly better (or maybe I am slowly going deaf).

I am now considering returning them..but am not sure if I am giving them long enough to break in =/

I also have a set of V-Moda Crossfade LPs that don't have that problem, and I run them from the same setup. Has anyone purchased these or any headphone and had the same problem that was fixed by just letting them break in? Or is this just some defect?

Setup:
Schiit Modi + Magni Heresy (USB to my desktop)
24Bit/96000 & 192000hz

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

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After some reading, I am

After some reading, I am finding out what I am hearing is called "sibilance(sibilant)" and in this is common in some headphones (I am not a fan).

I also hear a slight rattling inside the one of the ear cups, which could be something is loose, or a sign of a defect in the driver of some kind?

Either way..returning them..

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